UCI statement on UCI Continental Team Sindicato de Empleados Publicos de San Juan

Sep 7, 2018, 16:22 PM

The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announces that the Disciplinary Commission has decided to suspend the UCI Continental Team Sindicato de Empleados Publicos de San Juan (The Team) for a period of 45 days from 15 January to 1 March 2019 in accordance with article 7.12.1 of the UCI Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) providing for a “Team Suspension” (*).

For the duration of its suspension, the Team is suspended from participating in any international event.

The Disciplinary Commission determined the start date of the suspension in view of the Team’s race calendar so that it is effective.

The Argentinian rider Gonzalo Joaquin Najar was notified of an AAF of CERA in a sample collected on 21 January 2018.

The Argentinian rider Gaston Emiliano Javier was notified of an AAF of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids in a sample collected on 23 January 2018.

(http://www.uci.org/inside-uci/press-releases/uci-statement-on-gonzalo-joaquin-najar-gaston-emiliano-javier-and-uci-continental-team-sindicato-de-empleados-publicos-de-san-juan-186080-1e75)

The UCI will not make any further comment on the case.

(*) Following the notification of two Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF) for members of the Team Sindicato de Empleados Publicos de San Juan within a twelve-month period, the UCI had referred the matter to the Disciplinary Commission for a decision on the Team suspension in accordance with article 7.12.1 ADR